When they found out about the structural problems, they vacated a building in Miami Beach.

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source: www.theguardian.com

An inspector found a flaw in the building's floor system, as well as "excessive degradation in the exterior wall."

An apartment building in Miami Beach was evacuated Saturday night after structural problems were found, Infobae was found.

The three-story, 24-unit building is located at 1619 Lenox Avenue and just meters from the famous pedestrianized Lincoln Road.

As Infobae was able to verify, the residents of the property were outside on the street.

Miami firefighters responded to a call about 7:30 pm . They reported that the property was being evacuated.

According to local media, an inspector found a defect in the building's floor system, as well as "excessive degradation in the outer wall."

"With great caution, the construction official has demanded that this building be vacated until more information can be obtained," said a city authority.

The authorities put a sign on the building informing them of the reason why the residents had to evacuate the property.

" This building or structure is, in the opinion of the authorities, unsafe, as defined by 8-5 of unsafe structures of the Miami-Dade municipal county code," reads a part of the notice.

And he warns: "This poster cannot be removed except by the authorities."

On the other hand, Mayor Levine Cava appreciated the fact that the municipal authorities of some cities in that county have taken seriously the need to review that other building of 40 years or more may have problems such as those of Champlain Towers South, where since 2018 it was known that there was significant structural damage.

That was his answer when asked about the evacuation of a 1972 building and 156 apartments carried out this Friday by order of the mayor of North Miami Beach.

The city's municipal manager, Arthur H. Sorey, said that the safety of the people comes first to explain his decision, based on the results of an inspection carried out after the collapse in Champlain Towers South on June 24.

The inspection declared the structure and electrical installation of Crestview Towers unsafe.

Meanwhile, rescuers in Miami continue to search for the bodies of those missing after the Champlain Towers collapse. This Saturday, the photographer Graciela Cattarossi became the first Argentine fatality due to the tragedy.

The 48-year-old woman was missing after the residential building collapsed. His remains were recovered yesterday and identified during Saturday, as confirmed by the Miami-Dade Police through their official channels.

The other victim in the fatal incident was Gonzalo Torre, 81, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to 24, said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

With the two bodies found today, identified as Gonzalo Torre and Graciela Cattarossi, the provisional number of disappeared remains at 121.